MDN: The Kuma switch begins on July 5th!

Update 2012-07-06: The date when content editing switches to the new platform has been postponed to July 9th. There have been some stability and data center issues that slowed us down, as well as a few big bugs that have been resolved but still need to be tested.

Hopefully by now you’re aware we’re switching to a brand new, Mozilla-built wiki platform for the Mozilla Developer Network. The new site will launch in mid-July, and we’re incredibly excited about it!

As part of the launch process, we’re going to begin directing all editing of content to the new wiki starting on July 5th. That means any time someone tries to edit a page, they will actually go to the new site and edit that instead. No editing of the current, MindTouch powered site will be possible from that time on.

The current site will remain in place for the time being, and viewers will see that rather than the updated content. However, each page will include a banner explaining the situation and offering a link to the equivalent page on the new wiki, for people that want to view the very latest content.

On the weekend of July 7-8, we plan to have a very structured test program, led by Mozilla’s brilliant QA team. We will be inviting community members to participate actively, to help ensure that the new site is ready for action.

We continue to expect to launch the new site on or around July 15th, directing all traffic there.

Watch this space for further announcements. We’re getting close now, and we’ll need your help to get there!

About Eric Shepherd

Back in the early days of my career, I was a coder for computer games; if you search little-known Mac titles published by companies including Interplay/MacPlay, MGM Interactive, and Logicware, you'll see my name. Eventually, that work got old and I became a technical writer. Now I'm the developer documentation team lead at Mozilla.

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  1. Kris

    Wooo! o/

    July 2nd, 2012 at 17:59

  2. Victor Bjelkholm

    Link to the new platform if someone is interested:

    July 3rd, 2012 at 17:41

  3. Alex Dickson

    Great, looking forward to it.

    July 3rd, 2012 at 23:16

  4. Gromobir

    You release that “kuma” means vagina in Kiswahili, don’t you? ;)
    Anyhow: Keep up the good work!

    July 4th, 2012 at 04:03

    1. Janet Swisher

      Actually, no, we didn’t do a full language search on the code name. It was chosen because it means “bear” in Japanese. :-)

      July 5th, 2012 at 08:52

  5. Wichert

    das leben ist schön

    July 4th, 2012 at 04:43

  6. TamilVendhan

    Moz Rocks :)

    July 4th, 2012 at 04:48

  7. Jeannette D


    July 5th, 2012 at 11:10

  8. Spencer

    July 9th, eh? Don’t leave me hangin’!

    July 5th, 2012 at 19:55

  9. Anonymous Coward

    So, this is the 4th software package to power MDN in 5 years or so. What’s the motivation for yet another switch? And when do we get to #5? I’m tied of just 4.

    July 6th, 2012 at 12:51

  10. Derek

     -moz-developer-network: excellent;

    July 6th, 2012 at 19:35

  11. Dianne Neuse

    go go!

    July 7th, 2012 at 00:20

  12. lmk

    good. looking forward it.

    July 8th, 2012 at 06:27

  13. Arnaud Dovi

    I don’t care, I will still hate you

    July 8th, 2012 at 08:53

  14. Nick Wourms

    Why did you ever stop using MediaWiki, which is powerful enough to run one of the World’s Top 5 websites?

    July 8th, 2012 at 13:37

  15. prince Abdurazak AlFa’our

    I can not see the letters in my page of facebook on my e-mail address at gmail which I write it above ; the letter its small than any normal in my page of facebook so I can not read any messages had come please help me to make the letters bigger than write now to see it is thanks for your cooperate.

    July 9th, 2012 at 12:55

  16. Lynn

    Cool! Move on!

    July 10th, 2012 at 03:41

  17. Dwayne Ewens

    I look forward to it.

    July 10th, 2012 at 12:39

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